Mergel Family History

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Mergel Name Meaning

German and Dutch: topographic name from Middle High German mergel ‘marl’. German: metronymic from Mergel, an old pet name from the personal name Maria (see Marie 1). German: variant of Merkel. German (Hesse): from a West Middle German nickname for a lean or gaunt man. Dutch (van de(n) Mergel): habitational name from Le Merghele in Rinxent in the Pas-de-Calais (France), Mergele in Ronse, or Mergelput (‘marl pit’) in Anzegem, Oostkamp, and St-Pieters-Kapelle, all named with this word.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Mengel, Engel, Merkel, Berger, Meisel, Bergen, Hegel, Mergen, Gergel

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Mergel Family Origin

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Mergel Family Occupations

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  • Cigar Store

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Waiter

    20%
  • Weaver

    20%

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In 1880, Cigar Store, Farmer and Waiter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mergel. The most common Mergel occupation in the USA was Cigar Store. 20% of Mergel's were Cigar Stores. A less common occupation for the Mergel family was Weaver.

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Mergel Life Expectancy

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